It’s the last Tuesday before we all gather around and gorge ourselves silly with turkey and pumpkin pie, so FRIGHT AT HOME is here with a list of must-own discs that are perfect for putting on before we all slip into a week-long food coma! Scorpion Releasing and Scream/Shout! Factory own this week, as per usual lately; both labels have two releases a piece this week that cover all genres. Scream has the wild, late ’80s slasher, THE HORROR SHOW making it’s HD debut; Shout! has George A. Romero’s fantastical-action film KNIGHTRIDERS on Blu; and Scorpion brings ’70s animals-run-amok classic DAY OF THE ANIMALS to Blu-ray and obscure double-bill LURKERS / DIE SISTER, DIE! to DVD!
As always, Amazon purchase links are attached. Till next week, Happy Thanksgiving, and may god have mercy on your wallet.
Blu-ray & DVD / Scorpion Releasing
Scientists warn that the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer is reaching critical levels, particularly in higher altitudes. How critical? Enough to unleash the vengeful wrath of the entire animal kingdom! No human is safe, particularly a group of nature-loving hikers (including Leslie Nielsen, NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE, Richard Jaeckel, GRIZZLY, Jon Cedar, THE MANITOU, Lynda Day George, PIECES) lead by their guide (Christopher George, GRIZZLY, MORTUARY) who are constantly menaced by every conceivable mountain-dwelling creature. Dogs, rats, snakes, hawks, owls, mountain lions and bears are out to send a clear message about chlorofluorocarbon abuse. Director William Girdler follows up his 1976 hit film, GRIZZLY, with this eco-sensitive, nature-runs-amok thrill-ride. Now see it from a brand new HD master from the original IP in correct widescreen scope format, along with a brand new 5.1 mix, first time anywhere in the world!
Blu-ray + DVD / Scream Factory
From Sean S. Cunningham, producer-director of the original Friday The 13th, comes this electrifying tale of terror! 116 people are dead at the hands of Max Jenke (Brion James, Blade Runner, Crimewave) and his trusty meat cleaver. Now, justice is about to be served as Jenke is sentenced to the electric chair. But from the first high voltage blast, it becomes clear that Max is no ordinary serial killer. With a blood-chilling laugh from the depths of hell, Max enters our world, transformed into a supernatural force by the high-voltage blast of electricity. Max vows revenge on the cop who captured him. Well-aware of the maniacal killer’s passion to destroy, Detective Lucas McCarthy (Lance Henriksen, Pumpkinhead, Aliens) can only begin to imagine the horror that awaits him and his family.
Blu-ray / Shout! Factory
The members of a traveling Renaissance Faire, who saddle up on motorcycles instead of horses, ride from town to town to stage medieval jousting tournaments with combatants in suits of armor and wielding lances, battle-axes, maces and broadswords. The spectacle of this violent pageant soon garners national attention, much to the dismay of the current king of this Camelot. A challenger to his throne arises as they try to maintain their fairytale existence in a world wrought with corruption.
DVD / Scorpion Releasing
Its a American Grindhouse double bill! Both for the first time digitally remastered from the original vault elements!
First up, LURKERS! From cult director Roberta Findlay (SNUFF) comes a psychological thriller about a beautiful, young New York cellist, whose demonic childhood nightmares have returned, plunging her into a horrific series of events that threaten her success, her sanity…and her life. Now see the horror from a brand new 16×9 master from the original IP first time anywhere!
Next up, DIE SISTER DIE!. A man (Jack Ging, SSSSSSS) hires a nurse (Antoinette Bower, PROM NIGHT) to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her! Watch this film in its fist official/authorized DVD release, from a brand new master from the original negatives, first time anywhere!